JanTerm is much like a collegiate mini semester. It takes place during the first two weeks of January. Students in grades 7 and 8 choose four topical two-week seminars that offer a greater opportunity to explore new course topics which may not fit into the traditional academic year, but are perfect for shorter, more intensive study. Courses are developed by faculty, administrators, and staff, all of whom bring tremendous creativity and personal passion into the classroom. Typically, about 70 unique classes are offered each year. To see the courses offered, please download the JanTerm 2024 At-a-Glance Catalog (PDF) or check out the full JanTerm 2024 Course Catalog which is now available online.
During JanTerm, students in grades 5 and 6 participate in special immersion weeks. Grade 5 students have a Science Immersion Weeks, developing their Science Fair projects, while grade 6 students enjoy Shakespeare Immersion Weeks, culminating in a performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream for parents and classmates.